Columbia band unbanned after apology

BY foxsports • November 18, 2011

Columbia's cheeky marching band is no longer banned.

The self-styled Cleverest Band in the World was told earlier this week to stay away from the finale against Brown at Baker Field because the musicians mocked the team's poor performance by using alternate words to the school fight song last weekend during a 62-41 loss at Cornell.

The band, whose manager apologized Thursday, tweeted Friday: ''We're back, baby. The Band is grateful that it will be able to honor its seniors and cheer for the Lions this Saturday.

Columbia's football team is 0-9 this year and has lost 10 consecutive games. Not including one-game seasons in the 1870s, this could be the seventh year the Lions lose all their games and the 11th time they go 0-7 in the Ivy League.

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